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Antibiotic resistance


Antibiotic resistance is a form of drug resistance whereby some (or, less commonly, all) sub-populations of a microorganism, usually a bacterial species, are able to survive exposure to one or more antibiotics.

category = medicine



In epidemiology, an epidemic occurs when new cases of a certain disease, in a given human population, and during a given period, substantially exceed what is expected based on recent experience.

Ozone depletion

See Stub - Ozone depletion



A pathogen or infectious agent (colloquially known as a germ) is a microorganism — such as a virus, bacterium, prion, or fungus — that causes disease in its host. The host may be an animal, a plant, or even another microorganism.


authors = David Tanzer

In addition to causing social destruction and loss of human life, war is a major source of environmental destruction.

When looking ahead to the future, there is a prospect for a nasty positive feedback loop, in which extreme weather events lead to resource shortages, leading to wars for control of resources, causing further damage to the environment.

Furthermore, the maintenance of a large military involves substantial consumption of resources, including the burning of substantial amounts of fossil fuels. We should also consider the amount of carbon that is injected into the atmosphere for the process of constructing fighter jets, etc.

category: meta